On the Blog: CV Writing Tips & Advice

To improve your job search, CV, and LinkedIn profile

Welcome to Giraffe CVs’ blog. Each week I share new tips and strategies to help you to ace your job search and elevate your career. If you prefer your tips in podcast form, head on over to iTunes and subscribe to The CV Confidence Coach podcast. If you enjoy the podcast, please leave me a review!

How to raise your profile on LinkedIn in 30 days

Just over a month ago, I had a sleepless night. I woke up at 1.30am and, try as I might, I could not get back to sleep. Finally accepting that counting white woolly, ruminant mammals was not working, I got up and turned on my PC. On a sleep-deprived whim, I decided to...

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Six inspiring quotes to ignite career mojo

  Sometimes, we all need a little inspirational pick-me-up to uncover or rediscover an inner truth. You may love or hate inspirational quotes, but the right words at the right time can give a mental boost, inspire a positive mindset, and encourage powerful action. A...

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Is your CV leaving money on the table?

Could your CV be leaving money on the table? For two pages of A4, your CV can have a surprising and lasting impact on your career prospects and earning potential. Assuming that it has done its job, and secured you an interview, there is still a chance your CV isn’t...

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Evolving your CV as you evolve

Last month, I received an email from someone I had worked with five years ago, back in 2010. The individual requested a CV update service, and I was happy to oblige. At the first contact, I suspected that using the word ‘update’ was simplifying the situation, and I...

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What would your CV look like in a parallel universe?

This week’s blog is inspired by an eclectic combination of Sliding Doors, the late-90s romcom starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, and the eminent Professor Stephen Hawking. Sliding Doors. It’s a great concept. The film plays out the two very different paths that...

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Advice for jobseekers, inspired by the eternal city

Although I have been back a few weeks now, my Italian adventure is still on my mind. We had such a fabulous time, enjoying everything the country has to offer. The warm welcome, the food, and the sights. Did I mention the food? In Rome, my family enjoyed referencing...

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Nine things that take less than nine seconds

Last week, our friends at Find Share Connect shared some sound and actionable CV advice on Facebook as part of their #CVSpringClean. Alan and Dan rounded up the day by reminding followers that 8.8 seconds is the time it takes for a person to look at your CV. This fact...

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The Easter Bunny’s guide to CV eggxcellence

This week, I was lucky enough to touch base with the Easter Bunny as he bounced by on what is undoubtedly his busiest week of the year. I took the hopportunity to ask the long-eared, cotton-tailed chocolatier about his top CV tips. It’s always insightful to hear from...

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Nine grammar tips guaranteed to uplevel your CV

When writing your CV, it’s so important to check and doublecheck your spelling and grammar. In today’s competitive job market, potential employers are looking for reasons to sort the Yes candidates from the Nos, and incorrect spelling or grammar can mean you fall at...

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Is your money mindset sabotaging your CV?

This month, I spent an incredible day learning about zithromax online europe, money mindset with the fabulous Denise Duffield-Thomas. The one-day money masterclass promised to ‘release your money blocks and fast track your first class life... blasting the lid off what...

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How to successfully manage your LinkedIn endorsements

If you’re actively using LinkedIn, have you given the endorsements on your profile much thought? Do you feel that they make a difference? Perhaps you’re conscious that they’re there but haven’t really got to grips with how you can manage them and best use them to your...

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